Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Version 5 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse

Introduction

This post details the steps required in OAC version 5 (18.3+) to upload Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) wallets and to create ADW data, replication and console connections.

The wallets are used for Data Visualization (DV) data sets, DV Replications, Metadata (RPD) connection pools, and Thin Client Modeler (TCM) models.

Data connections are used for DV data sets.

Replication connections are used for DV replications.

Console connections are used for TCM models.

For OAC Version 4 ADW Connections refer to Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Version 4 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse.

For additional details on ADW, visit the Autonomous Data Warehouse page. For additional details on OAAC and OAC, visit the Analytics Cloud page.

The instructions found in Connect to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud are sufficient for experienced users. This post supplements the instructions with images of the screens used.

Updates

      Latest Validation: September 18, 2018 using OAC  and OAAC 18.3.3-69

Last Updated October 3rd, 2018 for clarity.

Past Validations: None

Published on: September 20, 2018

Topics

Uploading ADW Wallets to OAC

Creating an ADW Data Connection

Creating an ADW Replication Connection

Creating an ADW Console Connection

Versions Used

Oracle Analytics Cloud 18.3.3-69
Oracle Autonomous Analytics – 18.3.3-69

Uploading ADW Wallets to OAC

To enable secure communication between Oracle Analytics Cloud and the Autonomous Data Warehouse, your administrator must upload trusted SSL certificates contained in an ADW wallet to Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Topics

Obtaining the Client Credentials Zip File from the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Console

Unzipping the Client Credentials Wallet Zip File

Uploading the Extracted Wallet File

Obtaining the Client Credentials Zip File from the ADW Console

The ADW wallet file is one of the files provided in the Client Credentials zip file. Refer to Downloading Client Credentials (Wallet) for the steps.

Unzipping the Client Credentials Zip File

Use an unzip utility to unzip the Client Credentials Zip File e.g. wallet_DB201806211045.zip to a directory e.g. wallet_DB201806211045.

Uploading the Unzipped Wallet File for a Console Connection

The wallet uploaded via the DV Console GUI is used by the TCM and by RPD Connection Pools.

Login into the DV home page and click the Action Menu

Click Console

Click Service Administration

Click Manage Connections               

Click the Options icon > Upload Wallet to upload a wallet for the first time or Replace Wallet to update an existing wallet

Click Proceed without a virus scanner when warned


Click Browse and select the wallet file (cwallet.sso) in the unzipped ADW directory e.g. wallet_DB201806211045

Click OK.

You can now upload a RPD that contains either a TNS Connect Descriptor from the tnsnames.ora file in the unzipped ADW directory or a Externalize connection reference to the DV Console Connection . Refer to Creating an Oracle Analytics Cloud RPD Connection to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud for details on creating an ADW connection inside an RPD.

Creating an ADW Data Connection

A data connection is used to create DV data sets. With OAC versions 18.3+, an ADW wallet is uploaded for each ADW Data Connection.

Click Home to return to the DV home page

Click Create

Click Connection

Click the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse connection type

Complete the connection details and click Save.

The Host, Port, and Service Name are found in the tnsnames.ora file in the unzipped ADW directory.

The Client Credentials (wallet) is also in the unzipped ADW directory.

Use the Username e.g. Admin and Password specified when the ADW instance was created or a different Schema’s credentials.

You can now create DV data sets from the connection.

Creating an ADW Replication Connection

A replication connection is used to create DV replications. They are very similar to Data Connections.

Click Home to return to the DV home page

Click Create

Click Replication Connection

Click the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse connection type

Complete the connection details and click Save

The Host, Port, and Service Name are found in the tnsnames.ora file in the unzipped ADW directory.

The Client Credentials (wallet) is also in the unzipped ADW directory.

Use the Username e.g. Admin and Password specified when the ADW instance was created or a different Schema’s credentials.

You can now create DV replications from the connection.

Creating an ADW Console Connection

A console connection is used by the TCM to create models. It may also be used by RPD connection pools uses the Externalize connection option.

Click Console

Click Service Administration

Click Manage Connections.

             

Click Create

Complete the connection details, click Test and then click OK.

Choose Host, Port, and Service Name for Connect using.

The Host, Port, and Service Name are found in the tnsnames.ora file in the unzipped ADW directory.

Use the Username e.g. Admin and Password specified when the ADW instance was created or a different Schema’s credentials.

Check the Enable SSL box.

Click Test.

Click OK.

TCM models and RPD connection pools can now use the connection.

Summary

This post detailed the steps required in OAC version 5 (18.3+) to upload Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) wallets and to create ADW data, replication and console ADW connections.

For more OAC, BICS and BI best practices, tips, tricks, and guidance that the A-Team members gain from real-world experiences working with customers and partners, visit Oracle A-Team Chronicles for BICS and Oracle A-Team Chronicles for OAC.

References

Autonomous Data Warehouse

Analytics Cloud

Connect to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Version 4 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse

Downloading Client Credentials (Wallet)

Creating an Oracle Analytics Cloud RPD Connection to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Oracle A-Team Chronicles for BICS

Oracle A-Team Chronicles for OAC

 

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